Anthocleista grandiflora Gilg

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Anthocleista grandiflora

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Vumba Botanic Garden

Anthocleista grandiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Eastern Highlands Tea Estate, Honde Valley

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Synonyms: Anthocleista zambesiaca Baker
Common names: Big-leaf (English) Forest big-leaf (English) Forest fever tree (English) Gururu (Shona) Mugopogopo (Shona) Muyama (Shona)
Description: Tall straight-stemmed evergreen tree. Leaves very large, clustered near the ends of branches, obovate-oblong, stiff and leathery. Flowers in terminal branched clusters, trumpet-shaped with reflexed petals, creamy-white with a greenish tube. Fruit fleshy, near-spherical, smooth.
Derivation of specific name: grandiflora: large flowered
Flowering time:Sep - Jan
Worldwide distribution: East Africa southwards to northern South Africa and the Comores.
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 23.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 176. (Includes a picture).

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 541.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 268.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. (1983). Loganiaceae (inc. Buddlejaceae) Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Page 329.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 66. as Anthocleista zambesiaca

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 116.

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Flora of Caprivi: Anthocleista grandiflora
Flora of Malawi: Anthocleista grandiflora
Flora of Mozambique: Anthocleista grandiflora
Flora of Zambia: Anthocleista grandiflora
Flora of Zimbabwe: Anthocleista grandiflora

External websites:

African Plant Database: Anthocleista grandiflora
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Anthocleista grandiflora
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Anthocleista grandiflora
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Anthocleista grandiflora
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Anthocleista grandiflora
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Anthocleista grandiflora
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Anthocleista grandiflora
Ispot Southern Africa : Anthocleista grandiflora
JSTOR Plant Science: Anthocleista grandiflora
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Anthocleista grandiflora
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Anthocleista grandiflora
Tropicos: Anthocleista grandiflora
West African Plants database: Anthocleista grandiflora

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Anthocleista grandiflora., retrieved 3 December 2016

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